Doha Hamad International Airport

Qatar Airways aircraft on the apron
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OwnerQatar Civil Aviation Authority
OperatorQatar Airways
LocationDoha, Qatar
Opened30 April 2014
Hub forQatar Airways Qatar Airways Cargo Qatar Executive
Elevation AMSL4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates25°16′23″N 51°36′29″ECoordinates: 25°16′23″N 51°36′29″E

Hamad International Airport (IATA: DOH, ICAO: OTHH) (Arabic: مطار حمد الدولي‎, Maṭār Ḥamad al-Duwalī) is the sole international airport in the state of Qatar. Located south of its capital, Doha, it replaced the former Doha International Airport as Qatar’s principal airport.

Formerly known as New Doha International Airport (NDIA), Hamad International Airport was originally scheduled to open in 2009, but after a series of costly delays, the airport finally opened on 30 April 2014 with a ceremonial Qatar Airways flight landing from nearby Doha International. National carrier Qatar Airways and all other carriers formally relocated to the new airport on 27 May 2014. The airport is named after the previous Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Hamad was voted the Best Airport in the Middle East, Best Airport: 30-40 million passengers and Best Airport Staff in the Middle East in 2020


Terminal 1

Interior of Concourse C
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Concourse A has 10 passenger gates connected to jet bridges and is located west of the check-in area and Main Terminal. Two of the gates are designed to accommodate the Airbus A380.

Concourse B has 10 passenger gates connected to jet bridges and is located east of the check-in area. It has opened on April 30, 2014 with 10 airlines transferring operations over from Doha International Airport. Two of the gates are built to accommodate the Airbus A380. There is a small coffee shop located at the end of Concourse B, as well as smoking rooms, family areas, and an express duty-free store.

Concourse C has 13 passenger gates connected to jet bridges, two of them built specifically for the Airbus A380. There are 10 remote gates without a fixed jet bridge link connected to Concourse C. This Concourse has opened on 27 May 2014.

Concourse D Is fully operational. Gates 1–4 are on the first floor and Gates 18–24 on the ground floor. (Gates 2 and 4 will be permanently closed due to the expansion of HIA)

Concourse E Is fully operational. Gates 1–4 are on the first floor and Gates 18–24 on the ground floor. (Gates 2 and 4 will be permanently closed due to the expansion of HIA)

Concourses D and E are due to be extended with a possible Concourse F although plans are still to be finalised. Terminal 1 features First and Business Class lounges which were opened by Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker on 20 June 2014.

Lamp Bear

The most prominent figure inside the airport is a giant bronze statue of a teddy bear with its head in a lamp. The untitled sculpture, often known as “Lamp Bear”, is one of three creations by Swiss artist Urs Fischer and is on display at the grand foyer of the airport’s duty-free shopping hall. Standing at seven meters tall and weighing approximately 18-20 tons, the statue was previously displayed at the Seagram Building’s plaza in New York City before being purchased by a member of the Qatari royal family at a Christie’s auction for US$6.8 million.In 2018 the airport added a new sculpture in their terminal, called Small Lie by American artist Kaws which was a donation from the Qatar Museum.


In order to accommodate the increased passengers numbers of the FIFA 2022 World Cup and to keep up with Qatar Airway’s continued passenger growth. The airport handled 34.5 million passengers in 2018 and this is expected to rise to 53 million by 2020. A new central building located between the existing Concourse’s D & E will feature a 10,000 sqm tropical garden with a 268 meter tall water feature, similar to that found at Singapore Changi airport’s Jewel complex. The project will also add 11,720 sqm of retail and F&B space, and an expanded transfer area. A new Qatar Airways will occupy the mezzanine level, and covering 9,000 sqm it will be the world’s largest airport lounge. In addition concourses D & E will be lengthened to accommodate nine additional wide-body aircraft stands.


The airport has two parallel runways, located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from each other, which are designed for simultaneous take-offs and landings. The first is 4,850 m × 60 m (15,910 ft × 200 ft) and is considered to be the longest runway in Western Asia, and also one of the longest runways in the world. The second runway is 4,250 m × 60 m (13,940 ft × 200 ft).

Airlines and destinations


Air IndiaDelhi, Mumbai
Air India ExpressKannur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, 
Badr AirlinesKhartoum
Biman Bangladesh AirlinesChittagong, Dhaka, Sylhet 1
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow
Cham Wings AirlinesDamascus
Ethiopian AirlinesAddis Ababa
Himalaya AirlinesKathmandu
IndiGoBangalore,[ Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai
Iran AirAsaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Lamerd, Lar, Shiraz
Jazeera AirwaysKuwait City
Kuwait AirwaysKuwait City
Middle East AirlinesBeirut
Nepal AirlinesKathmandu
Oman AirMuscat
Pakistan International AirlinesIslamabad, Lahore, Peshawar
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya 
Philippine AirlinesManila
Qatar AirwaysAccra (begins 17 June 2020), Adana, Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Ahmedabad, Algiers, Amman–Queen Alia, Amritsar, Amsterdam, Ankara, Athens, Atlanta, Auckland (resumes 25 October 2020), Baghdad, Baku, Bangalore, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Basra, Beijing–Capital, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin–Tegel, Birmingham, Boston, Brisbane (ends 30 June 2020), Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Canberra, Cape Town, Cardiff, Casablanca, Cebu (resumes 2 December 2020), Chengdu, Chennai, Chiang Mai, Chicago–O’Hare, Chongqing, Clark, Colombo–Bandaranaike, Copenhagen, Dallas/Fort Worth, Da Nang, Dar es Salaam, Davao, Delhi, Denpasar/Bali, Dhaka, Djibouti, Dublin, Durban, Edinburgh,  Entebbe, Erbil, Faisalabad, Frankfurt, Gaborone, Geneva, Goa, Gothenburg,  Guangzhou, Hatay, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Helsinki, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston–Intercontinental, Hyderabad, Isfahan, Islamabad, Istanbul, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kiev–Boryspil, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Krabi, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuwait City, Lagos, Lahore, Langkawi, Larnaca, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda (begins 14 October 2020), Mahé, Malé, Malta, Manchester, Manila, Maputo, Marrakech, Mashhad,  Melbourne, Miami (resumes 25 October 2020), Milan–Malpensa, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Montréal–Trudeau, Moscow–Domodedovo, Multan, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nagpur, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Najaf, New York–JFK, Nice, Nur-Sultan (begins 30 June 2020), Oslo–Gardermoen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Penang, Perth, Peshawar, Philadelphia, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Pisa, Prague, Rabat, Rome–Fiumicino, Salalah, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Sarajevo, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Shiraz, Sialkot, Siem Reap (begins 16 November 2020), Singapore, Skopje, Sofia, Sohar, Stockholm–Arlanda, St. Petersburg, Sulaymaniah, Sydney, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Thessaloniki, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita, Tunis, Venice (resumes 25 October 2020), Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin, Washington–Dulles, Windhoek–Hosea Kutako, Yangon, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zanzibar, Zürich
Seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum, Dubrovnik (begins 1 July 2020), Málaga, Mykonos, Santorini (begins 1 July 2020)
Regent Airwayshittagong, Dhaka
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
Royal JordanianAmman–Queen Alia
SriLankan AirlinesColombo–Bandaranaike
Syrian AirDamascus
Tarco AirlinesKhartoum
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
US-Bangla AirlinesChittagong, Dhaka
^Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ flight from Doha to Dhaka makes a stop at Sylhet. However, the flight from Dhaka to Doha is non-stop
Hamad International Airport
Source: Arne Müseler


CargoluxHanoi, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Qatar Airways CargoAccra, Ahmedabad, Almaty, Amman-Queen Alia, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bangalore, Beirut, Basel/Mulhouse, Brussels, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Campinas, Casablanca, Chennai, Chicago–O’Hare, Colombo–Bandaranaike, Dallas/Fort Worth, Delhi, Dhaka, Entebbe, Erbil, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Halifax, Hanoi, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kochi, Kolkata, Kuwait City, Lagos, Lahore, Liege, Lima, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Macau, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan–Malpensa, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, New York–JFK, Osaka–Kansai, Oslo–Gardermoen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pittsburgh, Prague, Quito, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Sialkot, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Yangon, Zaragoza
Turkish CargoIstanbul-Atatürk

Source: wikipedia